Category: Gigs



Burnley Mechanics hosts a day of blues on Saturday, 2nd May. The New Front Room venue will be hosting an ‘open mic’ of local talent. The main gig commences at 7 pm and features Virgil & The Accelerators, Mike Zito & The Wheel and King King – the latter two appearing at their only festivals […]

3Kings bring the sounds of the North Mississippi hill country and more to Frodsham this Friday, 17th April, for a debut appearance at Kash 22. Featuring Neil Partington (guitar and vocals), Ken Peace (harmonica and vocals) and Adam Goldberg (drums) – ‘depping’ for Lance Donnelly. Free admission – 9 pm start

An explosive blues/rock ‘double header’ coming up at Telford’s Warehouse, Chester: Having made a statement of intent with their stunning all original debut album ‘The Radium’, followed by a series of high profile shows with legends such as Michael Schenker, Uriah Heep, Johnny Winter and Wilko Johnson, Virgil The Accelerators are now establishing themselves as one of the […]

TOP MIDLANDS BAND, SLOWBURNER, COME TO MARYPORT, SATURDAY 18TH APRIL ‘Great band and Paul Bridgwater is a great singer who continues the tradition of great British blues soul singers’ – Robert Plant ‘Blow me down, the man can sing to wake the dead. I mean that special, smoky voice that only the best can bleed […]

JOANNE SHAW TAYLOR PLANET ROCK PRESENTS: AUTUMN UK TOUR Celebrated British blues rock guitarist and singer-songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, embarks on a nationwide UK tour presented by Planet Rock this Autumn.  Joanne will perform songs from her critically acclaimed album The Dirty Truth. A 48-hour ticket presale goes live on Planet Rock Wednesday 15 April from […]

The 45s were formed in Carlisle, UK in the spring of 2012 when fifteen year old school friends met a new student named Tom Hamilton- Hughes. Tom began to share his passion for the Blues and British R & B, and that was the beginning of The 45s. Moving on from local favorites the band […]

Gigs: Stark – Chester and Overton-on-Dee shows

Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 8, 2015

Young blues and roots band Stark appear in Chester and Overton-on-Dee in May. Stark are an exciting young band with their own take on the blues. Featuring Jamie Francis on plugged-in resonator guitar, Josh Franklin on bass and Evan Carson on drums, their sound blends old and new from both sides of the Atlantic. Their […]

Burning Black – Goin’ Up The Country at Worthenbury Village Hall: Friday, 24th April Burning Black is everything you ever expected to hear from a blues band and more, hard hitting rhythm with dynamic riffs and fills to classy acoustic numbers from some of the great classics to their own original self-penned songs. The band […]

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Just a reminder that the ever-popular Nantwich festival is being held over Easter Weekend in the lovely Cheshire town . . .  with as ever, a varied selection of gigs, throughout the town centre: http://nantwichjazz.com/ (Andy Fairweather Low pic: Judy Totton)

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British guitar legend Robin Trower stops off at The Live Rooms in Chester, as part of his current UK tour – this coming Thursday, 2nd April. Support comes from Joanne Shaw Taylor. https://www.theliverooms.com/event/robin-trower/ (Picture: Mike Prior)

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Here’s an idea for a spring treat fit for a KING. A lovely little blues weekend set in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Bowness Bay sits on Lake Windermere right in the heart of the fabulous Lake District. The Bowness Bay Blues Weekend was popular in 2014 but this year, with its highly […]

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Hat Fitz is a “veteran” wild man of the blues scene in Australia.  He has a record 18 straight appearances at Byron’s East Coast Blues and Roots Festival, a record that is not likely to ever be broken, and one which bears testimony to his amazing live performances and popularity with festival goers. Cara draws […]

EDDIE MARTIN – SOLO SHOW Eddie Martin has been at the forefront of the UK blues scene for 25 years playing at all of the major venues and festivals of the UK and Europe and he is one of only a few British musicians to have toured the USA. Indeed, he had a residency on […]

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Albie Donnelly brings Supercharge back to The Cavern in Liverpool on Easter Sunday, 5th April. The band, apart from Albie (saxophone and vocals), features Ozzie Yue (guitar and vocals), Neil Partington (guitar), Bob Robertson (bass) and Lance Donnelly (drums). As an added bonus the line-up will feature special guest, British r&b keyboard legend Zoot Money. […]

The Strypes have headlined tours across the world from Australia, US, Japan, sold out venues across the UK (Manchester Academy 2, Liverpool East Village Arts Centre, Birmingham Library, London Shepherds Bush Empire, London Islington Academy, London Electric Ballroom), toured with the Arctic Monkeys in Arena’s, Signed to Major label Virgin EMI, appeared on Later With Jools […]

Connie Lush & Blues Shouter appear at Studio2, Parr Street, Liverpool on Thursday, 2nd April. Support from Gary Edward Jones. Doors are 8pm with tickets at £15 each, available from 0151 707 3721 http://studio2liverpool.com/event/connie-lush/?instance_id=750 www.connielush.com

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